A few weeks ago I had the chance to cover Toronto Fashion Week, not only for my blog and Ruby-TFO, but also for FashioNation.TV (the new fashion portal I was telling you about in my post about the Hayden Christensen for RW&Co launch in Toronto). This means I spent the whole week running from the runway to backstage, in order to see the looks and then interview the designers.
I worked with host Madison Schill and together, we covered about 20 shows… which gave us material for 4 episodes that I’m going to share with you in the coming weeks! Let’s start right away with day 1, featuring Beaufille, Pink Tartan & David Dixon!
Don’t forget to scroll down after watching the video if you want to see my recap and favourite looks from each of the 3 designers!
So Chloe Comme Parris changed its name to Beaufille… Thankfully, that doesn’t mean the Gordon sisters modified the DNA of their brand. Once again, they gave us the über-cool badass we all wish to look like. This time, the designers were inspired by Michelle Pfeiffer in Scarface and… the Renaissance! We especially see this last influence in the beautiful jewelry that was incorporated into the show. Here are a few of my fave looks!
Pink Tartan, SS-14
What I love about Pink Tartan’s designer Kimberley Newport-Mimran is how she personally epitomizes timeless and effortless elegance. And that’s also what she offers us season after season. For Spring 2014, that meant simple silhouettes made super chic thanks to vibrant colours, interesting fabrics and graphic prints. I especially loved the day shorts in neon green, the Warholesque flower prints and the perforated leather trousers. But my absolute favourite were the sophisticated, yet effortless, shirt-dresses…
David Dixon, SS-14
Backstage, David Dixon told us that he went back to the kid that used to dress his Barbies with doilies and tissue papers for this collection. He couldn’t have said it better because that’s exactly how I felt while watching his show…. I remembered the little girl that dreamt of one day wearing these chiffon and lace dresses. Even though the collection had a childhood purity about it, there was nothing innocent about the transparency that revealed just enough of the woman’s body.
As you can probably feel, I’m very excited about this new collaboration and I can’t wait to hear your thoughts! Let me know if this 1st episode makes you want to see the rest!
Photos: Beaufille & Pink Tartan: Georges Pimentel/Getty Images (via worldmastercardfashionweek.com)
David Dixon: Melonie de Guzman for OPIQUE / Top of the Runway